Of Fraternal Correction

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Of Fraternal Correction

We must now consider Fraternal Correction, under which head there are eight points of inquiry:

  1. Whether fraternal correction is an act of charity?
  2. Whether it is a matter of precept?
  3. Whether this precept binds all, or only superiors?
  4. Whether this precept binds the subject to correct his superior?
  5. Whether a sinner may correct anyone?
  6. Whether one ought to correct a person who becomes worse through being corrected?
  7. Whether secret correction should precede denouncement?
  8. Whether witnesses should be called before denouncement?